It’s always great to meet new oral health experts and learn about their practice. My interview with Dr. Jonathan Parker tackled a growing field in dentistry: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Dr. Parker is a speaker at the upcoming ASM meeting in May and his session is titled: Treating Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA): Grow Your Practice and Change People’s Lives. I hope you enjoy the interview and attend Dr. parker’s session.
Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager
- Sixty-seven percent of the patients in your practice have a snoring problem, and it is now estimated that 17 percent of adults have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Snoring and OSA can have a significant effect on marriages, relationships, and a patient’s overall health.
- Dentists can play an important role in identifying and treating snoring and OSA and this session will provide practical clinical information dentists need to immediately incorporate dental sleep medicine into their practice.
- The practice of dental sleep medicine can change patients’ lives and re-energize your professional life.
- Learn pathophysiology of snoring and OSA
- Understand evaluation and testing and the medical treatment options
- Learn the features of many different oral appliances and the protocol for appliance use
Dr. Parker’s session runs on May 5th 9:30 am – 12:00 pm Continuous 2:00 – 4:30 pm. Continuous full-day sessions must be attended in their entirety (AM and PM) – partial credits will not be allocated for attending only one portion of a continuous full-day session.
Jonathan Parker, DDS
Dr. Jonathan Parker is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He has a full-time practice in dental sleep medicine in Minneapolis, Minn. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Board of Orofacial Pain and is immediate past president of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Parker is an adjunct clinical professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He has lectured internationally on treatment of snoring and OSA.